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Baylor Law Leads in Addressing Student Health and Wellness

August 21, 2017
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Baylor Law Leads in Addressing Student Health and Wellness


WACO, Texas -

Baylor Law was recently recognized in an article published on law.com for taking the initiative in addressing law students' health and wellness while preparing them for the practice of law.


In a recently released report, the ABA provided an extensive series of recommendations to bar regulators, judges, law firms, and law schools for how to reform and address what it terms a crisis in lawyers' well being and mental health. In the report, the ABA recommended leadership and professional development programs, noting that "studies confirm that positive leader behaviors can be trained and developed." The ABA specifically recommended that law schools "include well-being topics in courses on professional responsibility."

As Angela Morris observed in her article on law.com, "Baylor University School of Law in Waco includes well-being education among other topics in its Professional Development Program, which requires law students to take mandatory CLE-style programming throughout their three years in school in order to graduate. Students hear similar information at orientation."

Following Baylor Law's lead with its Professional Development and Leadership Development programs, other law schools are now adopting similar programs to address the self-care and stress management training that young lawyers need to become well-grounded and mentally-stable professionals.

For more information about Baylor Law's health and wellness programs, click here.

For more information on Baylor Law's Professional Development program, click here.

Read law.com's article in full here.

Click here to read the ABA's report on mental health.



WRITTEN BY: Joshua Weaver, Marketing and Public Relations Specialist, Baylor Law School
CONTACT: josh_weaver@baylor.edu or 254.710.6681


ABOUT BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL
Established in 1857, Baylor Law School was one of the first law schools in Texas and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Today, the school has more than 7,400 living alumni. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Baylor Law School has a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide upon a career in public service. The Law School boasts two governors, members or former members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, two former directors of the FBI, U.S. ambassadors, federal judges, justices of the Texas Supreme Court and members of the Texas Legislature, among its notable alumni. In its law specialties rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law's trial advocacy program as #3 in the nation. Baylor Law School is also ranked #51 in the magazine's 2018 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." The National Jurist ranks Baylor Law as one of the "Best School for Practical Training," and #4 in the nation in its most recent "Best Law School Facilities" listing. The Business Insider places Baylor Law among the top 50 law schools in the nation. Baylor Law School received the 2015 American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since the award's inception in 1984.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 D1 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big XII Conference. Learn more at baylor.edu

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